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Representations of Illness in Literature and Film

This book examines the ways that various syndromes, disorders and diseases appear in modern literature and film. What is especially interesting is that rather than be portrayed as an insurmountable handicap, limitation becomes the hero of the novels and films under discussion.What once would have been rejected as flawed, ill, disea...

The Clinical Presentation of Parkinson's Disease and the Dyadic Relationship between Patients and Carers

Providing care for someone with a neurodegenerative condition such as Parkinson’s disease requires an integrated approach, taking into account the needs of the person with the disorder and family members most closely involved in their care. This is only possible with an understanding of the complex nature of Parkinson’s disease, ex...

The “Calcium Paradox” and its Impact on Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases (Second Edition)

This book extends the original concept of the “calcium paradox” discovery, herein compiling more than 300 references in the field of calcium ion (Ca2+/cAMP) signalling pathways, neurotransmission and neurodegeneration, and neurological and psychiatric diseases. In this second edition, novel illustrations and tables (highlighting cu...

Rare and Uncommon Diseases

This book explores a number of uncommon diseases, including autism, Asperger’s syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, Huntington’s disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, psychosis, rabies, psoriasis, and many more. Each disease is explained with regards to its symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatment. Keywords are also included to prov...

The Hepatitis E Virus

This volume is an account of scientific discovery related to the hepatitis E virus (HEV). HEV was first identified in Afghanistan in 1982 by a remarkably courageous act of self-experimentation by a Russian scientist. Following this, it was found that, in some developing countries in Asia and Africa, HEV was the cause of enormous ou...

Infections in Hematology

This book explores a range of infections in hematology. It draws on extensive clinical experience and the results of modern research, and identifies new directions in this area of clinical medicine. It is known that, along with progress in medicine, the evolution of microbes also occurs, with resistance to antibiotics growing and n...